Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning / Edition 1

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Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning, Second Edition presents the difficult concepts of nursing theory through the use of art, allowing students to become more engaged and active learners. Designed for BSN-level courses, this text presents definitions and basic concepts along with a brief overview of a selection of common nursing theories.

The Second Edition has been updated to include new chapters on the theories of Patricia Benner, Imogene King, and Rosemarie Parse, as well as a chapter on pioneering nursing theory on the World Wide Web.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763747664
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/30/2003
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to Theory in Nursing
1 What Is Nursing Theory? 3
2 Why Are Theories Important in Nursing? 7
3 The Development of Nursing Theories 11
4 Evaluating a Theory 17
Pt. II Theories that Define Nursing or Discuss Nursing in a General Sense (Philosophies)
5 Using the Art of Georges Seurat to Envision Philosophies 21
6 Florence Nightingale's Definition of Nursing 27
7 Virginia Henderson's Definition of Nursing 33
8 Ernestine Wiedenbach's Helping Art of Clinical Nursing 41
9 Jean Watson's Theory of Human/Transpersonal Caring 49
Pt. III Theories about Broad Nursing Practice Areas: Grand Theories
10 Envisioning Theories Through Mandala Art 59
11 Myra Estrin Levine's Conservation Model 63
12 Betty Neuman's Systems Model 69
13 Sister Callista Roy's Adaptation Model 77
14 Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Model 85
15 Madeleine Leininger's Culture Care: Diversity and Universality Theory 93
Pt. IV Theories about Specific Nursing Actions, Processes, or Concepts: Middle-Range Theories
16 Envisioning Theories Through Origami Art 103
17 Ida Jean Orlando-Pelletier's Nursing Process Theory 109
18 Katharine Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort 117
19 Nola Pender's Health-Promotion Model 123
20 Hildegard Peplau's Interpersonal Relations in Nursing 131
Pt. V Theories that Defy Classification
21 Envisioning Theories that Defy Classification through Space Photography 139
22 Martha Rogers's Human Beings 143
23 Margaret Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness 151
Pt. VI Conclusion
24 Further Development of Nursing Theory 159
25 Use of Information Technology by Nurse Theorists 163
References 171
Suggested Readings 174
Glossary 175
Index 179
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